Canon EOS 1D X vs Nikon D3000

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Canon EOS 1D X
Nikon D3000

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
7.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a megapixel count of 18.1MP, but the Nikon D3000 is only a 10.2MP digital camera (7.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

8.55MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a total megapixel count of 19.3MP, however the Nikon D3000 is only a 10.75MP digital camera (8.55MP less).
Fifty more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon EOS 1D X is 61.00, but the Nikon D3000 only has 11.00 auto focus points.
Built-in microphone Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a built-in microphone, but the Nikon D3000 does not.
A little larger screen size Edit
Canon EOS 1D X is 3.2" screen, but the Nikon D3000 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly wider field of view Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a field of view of 100%, however the Nikon D3000 is only a unknown% field of view digital camera (100% narrower).
10x higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a maximum playback zoom of 10x, whereas the Nikon D3000 is only a unknownx maximum playback zoom digital camera (10x lower).
Expert reviews are better
Based on 56 reviews, the Canon EOS 1D X has an average expert review score of 89%, whereas the Nikon D3000 has an average rating of 80% (based on 88 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 311 reviews, the Canon EOS 1D X has an average user review score of 97%, whereas the Nikon D3000 has an average rating of 88% (based on 12 reviews).
10 Reasons For
3.1x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon D3000 has an optical zoom of 3.1x, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X is only a unknownx optical zoom digital camera (3.1x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

22 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D3000 has a maximum aperture of 22, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X is only a unknown maximum aperture digital camera (22 bigger).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D3000 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, but the Canon EOS 1D X is only a unknown pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels lower).
0.04x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D3000 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.8x, however the Canon EOS 1D X is only a 0.76x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.04x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Two times lighter Edit
The Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera. That's 855g lighter than the Canon EOS 1D X (485g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

66.6mm shorter Edit
Nikon D3000 is 97mm tall, but the Canon EOS 1D X is a 163.6mm tall digital camera (66.6mm taller).
18.7mm thinner Edit
The Nikon D3000 is a 64mm deep digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X is an 82.7mm deep digital camera (18.7mm thicker).
A lot narrower Edit
The Nikon D3000 is a 126mm wide digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X is a 158mm wide digital camera (32mm wider).
£2,616 cheaper
The Nikon D3000 costs £2,616.42 less than the Canon EOS 1D X.
One more awards
The Nikon D3000 has 12 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X has 11 awards.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Slightly lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a lens magnification ratio of 0.76x, whereas the Nikon D3000 is a 0.8x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.04x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

64% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a 1.3kg digital camera. That's 855g heavier than the Nikon D3000 (485g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot taller Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a height of 163.6mm, however the Nikon D3000 is a 97mm tall digital camera (66.6mm shorter).
Thicker Edit
Canon EOS 1D X is 82.7mm deep, but the Nikon D3000 is a 64mm deep digital camera (18.7mm thinner).
Wider Edit
Canon EOS 1D X is 158mm wide, but the Nikon D3000 is a 126mm wide digital camera (32mm narrower).
£2,616 more expensive
The Canon EOS 1D X is more expensive than the Nikon D3000 by £2,616.42.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 1D X has received 11 awards, the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards.
9 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D3000 has a megapixel count of 10.2MP, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X is an 18.1MP digital camera (7.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Hugely less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D3000 has a total megapixel count of 10.75MP, but the Canon EOS 1D X is a 19.3MP digital camera (8.55MP more).
Fifty less auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D3000 is an 11.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X only has 61.00 auto focus points.
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon D3000 does not have a built-in microphone, however the Canon EOS 1D X has a built-in microphone.
0.2" smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon D3000 is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

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Over three years older
The Nikon D3000 is older than the Canon EOS 1D X by four years.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D3000's average expert rating is 80%, however the Canon EOS 1D X's is 89% (based on 56 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Nikon D3000's average user rating is 88%, however the Canon EOS 1D X's is 97% (based on 311 reviews).

Awards

11 Awards
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
12 Awards
buy-n-shoot.com: Gold
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Editor's Choice
dinside.no/data: Recommended
DP Review: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Laptopmag.com: Editor's Choice
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
photoxels.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

48 months Ago 90 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
18.1MP
BEST
10.2MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 3872 x 2592
 2896 x 1944
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 3872 x 2592
 2896 x 1944
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 23.6 x 15.8
Total Megapixel Count
19.3MP
BEST
10.75MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 5:4
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 5:4
 1:1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.1x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 52mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.28m
Normal Focusing Range
-2 - 18 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
61
BEST
11
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Interval
0.33s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 13m
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 RAW
 MOV
 RAW
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 WAV
BEST
 WAV

Memory

Memory Card
 CF+
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDHC
 SD
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.76x 0.8x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Manual
 Program
 Manual
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -1.7 - 0.5
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 JPN
 ESP
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.3kg 485g
BEST
Height
163.6mm 97mm
BEST
Depth
82.7mm 64mm
BEST
Width
158mm 126mm
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 DC
 AC
 Battery
 DC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data EN-EL9a
Shot Per Battery Charge
860 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 45 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility , Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB

Technical Details

Image Processor
 2 x DIGIC 5+
 2 x DIGIC 5+
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